M-Audio have just announced what they think is a ‘game-changer’ to top-end keyboard controllers. The new and elegantly designed CTRL49 brings all classic sounds and controls to the keyboard making this one of M-Audio most ambitious endeavours to date.
The new CTRL49 aims to push beyond the constructs of generic DAW keyboards. Offering an integrative workstation-style layout, which features eight rotaries, eight pads and nine faders, the exciting features of the CTRL49 really shines through with its Virtual Instrument Player software (VIP), allowing a library of presets on your keyboard, meaning you’ll rely less on your computer.
Product manger of M-Audio Walter Skorupski commented, "Now they can access their entire virtual instrument and effect library right on their keyboard, without ever being distracted by a computer, which makes the creative/performance process smoother than ever before. Working together, the CTRL49 and VIP unlock your VSTs and enable them to function like actual instruments. Once you get used to this, there’s no going back."
The new CTRL49 comes fitted with an integrated 4.3 high resolution full-colour screen with dedicated interface buttons. With a custom 49-key M-Audio semi-weighted keybed and after-touch, the CTRL49 compliments your performance with 360-degree knobs and allows the player to feel comfortable at any length.
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